Alright, so last time I was training for Drayden. I managed to get both Dexy and Vivi to level 45, where both evolved. Now my team is officialy complete!
On that note, I entered the Opelucid Gym, which had a pretty awesome redesign, bringing Dexy, Vivi, and Lucas. Vivi suffered a little, seeing as her only Dragon move was Dragon Tail (damn you low priority!), but I still managed to beat everyone and reached Drayden. Vivi managed to take down Drayden's Druddigon, and Lucas took out his Flygon with a single Ice Punch. I then sent out Dexy and KO'd Haxorus with a single Outrage. After his defeat, he met me at his place to discuss legendary dragons. He also mentioned some 'DNA splicers'. But we were interupted by some sounds outside. We looked and saw... A flying ship. It then opened up, revealing a large cannon. Then, it fired...
Luckily, Drayden and I were unaffected by the giant freeze cannon Team Plasma barraged the town with. I was then tasked with clearing out the town of those goons. I eventually faced off with Zinzolin again, winning of course. He ran off, and Drayden grabbed the DNA Splicers out of a safe. Of course, Drayden forgot one important rule... Never hold something extremely important out in the open when you're enemies have ninjas! I battled one of the Shadow Triad, but the other two were able to escape with the Splicers. I was then told to go to Humilau City.
After traveling through the Marine Tube, I arrived in the tropical Humilau City (I still have no clue how that's pronounced...) where I saw Hugh. He recommended fighting the Gym. I tried to, but the Gym leader was out. Figures. But it gives me a chance to explore a little. While wandering Humilau, Marlon, the gym leader, sprung out of the water and went to the gym. But I decided I needed more training. So after walking a lady's Mienfoo (who wouldn't let me walk it outside), I went around Routes 21 and 22, as well as Seaside Cave. After that, it was time for another Gym challenge!
This time, I entered with Maria, Arachne, and Zoroark. The gym was pretty interesting, but not too hard. I quickly reached Marlon. Maria would've made short work of Carracosta, but it had Sturdy, so it took longer than it should've. Wailord also went down after two Electro Balls from Arachne. I tried to have Arachne take out Jellicent, but with it's high Sp. Defense, she couldn't KO it before going down herself. However, Zoroark came out and finished it up for me. Now I have my eighth badge! Now I can take on the Pokemon League. But as Hugh says, Team Plasma comes first. I've now been sent to investigate Route 22 for suspicious Plasma activity.
I'm also going to retire Maria for now. From here on, I don't think I'll have much use for a Maractus with only Grass moves.
Spoiler:- Team Progress: